In a series of awarding ceremony Leading Science Center 2014 which was held on Tuesday 16 Last December, There Featured Products Exhibition Center of Science and Technology (CHICKEN) which was held in the lobby of Building II BPPT for 2 days on 16-17 December 2014. Not less than 27 Leading institutions Science Center to show their products. Which is interesting, of the 27 The Pui exhibition stand, There are exhibition stand of Pusat Studi Satwa Primata (PRC). Said to be interesting because of the majority of R & D that displays the processed products and research as a superior center, The Primate Study Center is the product in the form of primates that can be used as an animal model.
Center studies are under research and community service agencies, Bogor Agricultural University was formed as a response to the need for an institution that can act as a center of science, technology, and management related to animals primate, and may play a role in the national and international levels. Because Indonesia is rich in primate species, more than 35 primate species are endemic to most of the typical Indonesian. therefore, Primate is a potential center for growing and expected to be beneficial for Indonesia, which is rich in biodiversity.
Potential of Primate Study Center includes disciplines Biomedical, Biology, and Conservation. In Pakaian, Executive Secretary Primate Study Center, Irma soeparto say, "In the field of Biomedical, primates that are not protected in Indonesia or that we often know as the monkey and ape monkeys are often used to take the coconut is considered a pest in Indonesia. Therefore, The animals we tangkarkan then used to prove the disease in humans, for example, we want to try out a drug or vaccine ingredients, and others. "
What distinguishes this R & D with other R & D in the exhibition yesterday PUI is one of the products of this primate species is an animal model used for human diseases. But to reach into animal models have to go through various stages, among others, the animal must tillers and not wild, besides certain virus2 free or so-called specific pathogen free.
"We made a system ELISA (Enzyme Linked Immunosorbent Assay) namely the analysis of the virus in monkeys. Then by Western Blot Assay to detect the presence of the virus,"Irma added soeparto. Another product of the Center for Primate Studies among which Enzym Reverse Transcriptase which is used a lot in the field of Biotechnology, because this enzyme is needed to reproduce the DNA or RNA. Now, The enzyme being developed and work with an industry. In addition to the biomedical field, USDP also make crest cell system in cooperation with the Faculty of Medicine, University of Indonesia of surgery, tooth repair parts, and bone repair parts.
The next scientific field that has been done USDP Conservation of animals threatened with extinction, among others Tarsier, Lemur, Proboscis, and Javan Gibbon. In a statement telling Irma soeparto, "We have menangkarkan Javan gibbon is an animal monogamy, meaning that the animal must be paired first. We have a pair of Javan gibbon named Ari and Mimis , but now it is back to the Safari Park as now already has 5 child and now a big plus, so it needs more space, finally brought to the Safari Park. "
Another scientific field Biology. To reproduce animals, should study the behavior, and reproduction in advance, Because each animal has a slightly different reproductive traits. Therefore, important to know the biological field of genomics, the system of the animal gene maps.
"We are very grateful to get the opportunity to be guided Pui focused on biomedical with emphasis on the process through conservation and biology. Our focus is to make the animal later 2 models for degenerative diseases. Because more and more obese Indonesia, so the research on obesity, heart disease, arterosklerosis, and diabetes, it's all intertwined "said Irma.
Diseases non infesis very problem in Indonesia is Dengue, high mortality rate, but no vaccine. USDP has a partnership consortium dengue which is also of research and technology to produce vaccines Dengue Fever. Then USDP preparing an animal model that is free of anti-body dengue or antigens.
"Therefore, product may be different from other Pui teman2, many products that can be eaten, be planted, or sold directly. If our products are facilitating other friends who want to examine the use of animals eligible, meet the criteria, and want to keep the animal welfare,"He added.
Primate Study Center accredited by AAALAC International since 2006 This also did Cooperation with NGOs, among others, the orangutan rehabilitation, Tanjung Puting, dan Java Gibbon Center (JGC). While cooperation with the US Overseas ie covering Wake Forest University to learn about the disease Atherogenic; with Washington University to study the behavior of animals, conservation, and also HIV; with Koppenhagen to learn the Human Papilloma Virus; and with Thailand to learn about HIV. While cooperation in the country, among others, the Faculty of Medicine, University of Indonesia, Universitas Padjadjaran, and also in Makassar. (Nisa-pkl / humasristek)
Source : Research and Technology